VIDEO: This is how you cup coffee in Costa Rica
Ever wondered how the experts know good café when they taste it?
When judges traveled to Costa Rica from all over the world to award the Cup of Excellence prize this month, they didn’t just go around the room taking polite sips. Judges used a process called cupping to find the country’s best coffee.
Cupping involves grinding, smelling, brewing and then slurping (yes, slurping) coffee. When done correctly, the slurping pulls the coffee evenly across the tongue. This lets cuppers taste the sweet, sour, bitter and savory flavors. It also lets the cupper get a better sense of the coffee’s aroma.
You may be interested
Costa Rica confirms 21 new coronavirus casesAlejandro Zúñiga - April 2, 2020
Costa Rica has confirmed 396 cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Thursday afternoon. The figure marks a…
News briefs: Banks warn against COVID-19-related scamsAlejandro Zúñiga - April 2, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted daily life in Costa Rica, which has declared a State of Emergency and enacted sweeping…
Costa Rica enacting strict measures during Semana Santa; country adds 28 new coronavirus casesAlejandro Zúñiga - April 1, 2020
Costa Rica is enacting a series of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 during Semana Santa (Easter Holy Week).…